The 2016 Canterbury Park racing season is taking shape with just six months until the proposed 69-day season begins. Racetrack officials this week submitted a live racing calendar to the Minnesota Racing Commission that would have the meet begin on Friday, May 20 and run through Saturday, Sept. 17.
Post times would remain the same: 12:45 p.m. on weekends and holidays; 6:30 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays.
The proposal will be considered by the MRC at the December meeting.
The 2016 stakes schedule will be announced in January.
Perfect Pick pool carries to $5,000 on Sunday
Perfection eluded the hundreds of entrants in last Sunday’s Perfect Pick football contest. With another $1,000 added to the pool this Sunday, the prize stands at $5,000. Entries are accepted from 10:00 a.m. until noon. To win, players need to correctly select the winners of the pro football games that begin at noon, as well as selected over/under totals.
Watch every NFL game and enjoy these Specials from 11 AM – 3 PM:
Chili Cheese Dogs – $2.50
Nacho Grande – $2.50
16oz Domestic Tap – $3.00
16oz Premium Tap – $3.50
Fair Grounds underway
Racing at the Fair Grounds in New Orleans begins Thursday. The 81-day race meet runs through March 27. Canterbury’s leading rider Leandro Goncalves joins a colony that includes top-shelf pilots Florent Geroux, Miguel Mena, Robby Albarado.
Look for large fields on the grass and quality racing all winter.
Road to Kentucky Handicapping Contest to return in 2016
Canterbury’s annual handicapping contest is slated to begin mid-January and offer nearly $30,000 in cash and prizes. Expect details in the coming month.
Woof Woof Bow Wow
The Minneapolis Kennel Club Dog Show will be held this weekend, Nov. 21-22, at Canterbury. Admission is $8.00 for adults; free for children and seniors. This show is a great opportunity to see world-class dogs. There are 1084 dogs entered in Saturday’s show, representing 130 breeds, and 1048 dogs entered in Sunday’s show, representing 126 breeds.
SHOW HOURS: Saturday, 9am – 7pm; Sunday, 8am – 7pm